Where Is Patrick This Week?

Interim Executive Director Patrick Evans will be on the road, leading worship and gatherings for reflection and discussion on MLP’s work and mission in Baltimore, Washington, Eastern Tennessee, Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville, Louisville, Boston and many other places.  Included in this tour are presbytery events, preaching and teaching at Presbyterian colleges and seminaries, and support for More Light Churches, historic and fledgling.  He has been on the road with our ecumenical LGBT allies in Minneapolis and Cleveland, was part of the TransFaith in Color Conference in Charlotte, met with MLP folks in Delaware and Pres Promise folks in Connecticut, and shared a lively booth with board member Jeananne Stine at the Presbyterian Women gathering in Orlando.  Check out his schedule, and spread the word!

All events are open to anyone who supports the full inclusion of LGBT people in the PCUSA and society, whether you are an MLP member or not. Please invite friends from PCUSA congregations and supportive folks from other denominations. Bring a friend, pack a pew. Where there are potlucks, join us whether you can bring a dish or not.  Feel free to join us for the worship and meeting, if you can’t make the potluck. This schedule will be updated throughout the Fall.

June Trips

June 23

Mt Auburn Presbyterian Church
103 William Howard Taft Road
Cincinnati Ohio, 45219

Preaching in morning worship for Pride Sunday 11 am
Evening reception and discussion 6pm

June 24

First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs
6:30 pm gathering at the Corretta Scott King Center at Antioch College

Corretta Scott King Center at Antioch College
795 Livermore Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

June 25

Meeting with LGBT staff at Bowling Green State University
and the Session of Bowling Green Presbyterian Church

December Trips

Wednesday, December 5

Baton Rouge Area More Light Presbyterians Gathering

University Presbyterian Church – map
Contact Rev. Patti Snyder (225) 383-0345
3240 Dalrymple Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

5-6pm Conversation and updates on local and national MLP work, followed by UPC’s weekly Taizé  service at 6pm. All are welcome.

Saturday, December 8

Installation of Rev. Deb Avery as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Oakland

First Presbyterian Church – map
2619 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

2pm Patrick Evans preaching at installation of Rev. Deb Avery as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Oakland.

San Francisco Area More Light Presbyterians Gathering

St. Johns Presbyterian Church – map
25 Lake Street at Arguello
San Francisco, CA 94118

6:30 to 8:30pm Please join MLP Board Members Will McGarvey and Marc Jung as we welcome Interim Executive Director Patrick Evans for an evening of worship and conversation.

We will share in a diverse service of Sung Evening Prayer, then share the work of welcoming congregations in San Francisco Presbytery, as well as national MLP updates, the newly launched Stand for Love campaign, and discussion and input on the future direction and work of More Light Presbyterians. Please invite friends – all are welcome!

November Trips

Sunday, November 4

Boston Area More Light Meeting

Burlington Presbyterian Church – map
Contact Rev. Jean Southard (jksouthard@aol.com)
335 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA  01803

7pm to 9pm  We will share a meal. Sung Evening Prayer, local and national updates, especially of the newly launched Stand for Love campaign, and discussion and input on the future direction and work of More Light Presbyterians.

Friday, November 16

Covenant Network Regional Conference

Attending the conference with MLP Co-Moderator Rev. Heidi Peterson

Village Church Presbyterian – map
6641 Mission Rd
Prairie Village KS 66208

12 to 6pm Conference

Saturday, November 17

Kansas City Area More Light Meeting

Central Presbyterian Church – map
Contact Rev. Heidi Peterson (heidipeterson@centralpreskc.org)
3501 Campbell Street
Kansas City, MO 64109

9am to 10:30am Local and national updates, especially of the newly launched Stand for Love campaign, and discussion and input on the future direction and work of More Light Presbyterians.

Sunday, November 18

Speaking during adult education hour at Central Presbyterian Church, leading worship and sharing the sermon with MLP Co-Moderator Rev. Heidi Peterson

Central Presbyterian Church – map
Contact Rev. Heidi Peterson (heidipeterson@centralpreskc.org)
3501 Campbell Street
Kansas City, MO 64109

9 amAdult Education Hour
10:30am Worship

October Trips

Monday, October 8

Washington, DC Open Doors MLP Chapter

Bethesda Presbyterian Church – map
Contact Rev. Chuck Booker (revbooker@gmail.com)
7611 Clarendon Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 986-1137

7pm   Sung Evening Prayer, local and national updates, especially of the newly launched Stand for Love campaign, and discussion and input on the future direction and work of More Light Presbyterians. Snacks served.

Tuesday, October 9

Baltimore Area MLP Gathering

Faith Presbyterian Church – map
Contact Rev. Christa Burns (seekfaith@faithpcbalt.org)
5400 Loch Raven Blvd,
Baltimore, MD 21239
(410) 435-4330

6pm Potluck
7pm  Sung Evening Prayer, local and national updates, especially of the newly launched Stand for Love campaign, and discussion and input on the future direction and work of More Light Presbyterians.

Wednesday, October 10

Tri Cities MLP Gathering

First Presbyterian Church – map
Contact Rev. John Shuck (johnashuck@embarqmail.com)
119 W F Street
Elizabethton, TN 37643

6pm Potluck
6:45 Sung Evening Prayer, local and national updates, especially of the newly launched Stand for Love campaign, and discussion and input on the future direction and work of More Light Presbyterians.

Thursday, October 11

11 a.m. Lunch with local pastors in Chattanooga, TN

Contact Sandy Winter (sandy6467@bellsouth.net)

Columbia Theological Seminary Imago Dei Chapter
With students from Johnson C. Smith Seminary and Candler Theological School

Columbia Theological Seminary – map
Contact Haley Vanek (ellysianfields@gmail.com)
701 S. Columbia Drive
Decatur GA 30030

Worship for National Coming Out Day
Campbell Hall Chapel
6pm
Patrick will be preaching

Sunday, October 14

10 am Greater Atlanta Presbytery MLP Pride Brunch at North Decatur Presbyterian Church

All Presbyterians who support the full inclusion of LGBT people are invited to this brunch on Pride Sunday from 10 to 11 am. At 11 am, we will leave from North Decatur to go march as a group in the Pride Parade and Festival.

North Decatur Presbyterian Church – map
Contact Rev. David Lewicki (david@ndpc.org)
611 Medlock Road
Decatur, GA 30033

Monday, October 15

Meeting and discussion with Presbyterian students and LGBTQ caucus.

Agnes Scott College – map
141 East College Avenue
Decatur, GA

Wednesday, October 17

Presbytery of the Mid-South More Light Gathering

Shady Grove Presbyterian Church – map
Contact Nikii Richey (901) 683-7329
5530 Shady Grove Rd.,
Memphis, TN 38120
http://www.shadygrovepres.org

7pm Sung Evening Prayer
7:30 Local and national updates, especially of the newly launched Stand for Love campaign, and discussion and input on the future direction and work of More Light Presbyterians.

Thursday, October 18

 Rhodes Safe Zones Brown Bag Lunch
“The Struggle for LGBT Equality in the Church”

12 noon
New Dining Room West, located in the Refectory

Rhodes College – map
Contact Rev. Walt Tennyson (tennysonw@rhodes.edu)
2000 N Parkway
Memphis, TN

Saturday, October 20

MLP of Middle Tennessee Gathering

Second Presbyterian Church – map
3511 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37215

Facebook Event Page

12 noon
Sung Prayer for Noonday,  local and national updates, especially of the newly launched Stand for Love campaign, and discussion and input on the future direction and work of More Light Presbyterians.

Sunday, October 21

Preaching in morning worship at Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church – map
Contact Rev. Ann Deibert (anndeibert@gmail.com)
318 W. Kentucky Street
Louisville, KY 40203

11 am Worship at Central Presbyterian Church

Louisville area MLP gathering

1741 Frankfort Avenue (where James Lees Presbyterian Church and Covenant Community Church meet) – map
Louisville, KY 40206

7pm Sung Evening Prayer
7:30 Local and national updates, especially of the newly launched Stand for Love campaign, and discussion and input on the future direction and work of More Light Presbyterians. Contact Rev. Ann Deibert (anndeibert@gmail.com)

Monday, October 22

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary – map
1044 Alta Vista Road
Louisville, KY

5 pm – Meeting with LPTS MLP chapter
7pm – Renewing Congregational Song workshop – in the Chapel

All who are interested in getting their congregations singing a wide range of congregational song with enthusiasm are invited to attend